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Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong), 2024:

The average for 2024 based on 46 countries was 5 points. The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 points and the lowest value was in Japan: 1 points. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Freedom House
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Countries Political rights, 2024 Global rank Available data
Afghanistan 7 1 1972 - 2024
Azerbaijan 7 2 1991 - 2024
Bahrain 7 3 1972 - 2024
Burma 7 4 1972 - 2024
Cambodia 7 5 1972 - 2024
China 7 6 1972 - 2024
Iran 7 7 1972 - 2024
Kazakhstan 7 8 1991 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 7 9 1991 - 2024
Laos 7 10 1972 - 2024
North Korea 7 11 1972 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 7 12 1972 - 2024
Syria 7 13 1972 - 2024
Tajikistan 7 14 1991 - 2024
Turkmenistan 7 15 1991 - 2024
UA Emirates 7 16 1972 - 2024
Uzbekistan 7 17 1991 - 2024
Vietnam 7 18 1976 - 2024
Yemen 7 19 1990 - 2024
Brunei 6 20 1972 - 2024
Hong Kong 6 21 2017 - 2024
Jordan 6 22 1972 - 2024
Oman 6 23 1972 - 2024
Qatar 6 24 1972 - 2024
Bangladesh 5 25 1972 - 2024
Iraq 5 26 1972 - 2024
Kuwait 5 27 1972 - 2024
Lebanon 5 28 1972 - 2024
Pakistan 5 29 1972 - 2024
Thailand 5 30 1972 - 2024
Armenia 4 31 1991 - 2024
Georgia 4 32 1991 - 2024
Malaysia 4 33 1972 - 2024
Maldives 4 34 1972 - 2024
Singapore 4 35 1972 - 2024
Sri Lanka 4 36 1972 - 2024
Indonesia 3 37 1972 - 2024
Nepal 3 38 1972 - 2024
Philippines 3 39 1972 - 2024
Bhutan 2 40 1972 - 2024
India 2 41 1972 - 2024
Israel 2 42 1972 - 2024
South Korea 2 43 1972 - 2024
Japan 1 44 1972 - 2024
Mongolia 1 45 1972 - 2024
Taiwan 1 46 1972 - 2024



Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).

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